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Filed: Country: Egypt
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My fiance might be getting a scholarship to a college in my state this summer for 2 months. He will find out in about a week. Im curious..would I be able to marry him in court even though he is not a citizen? Would he have to travel back to Egypt while i work on a visa for him to travel here permanently?

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yes to both questions...you will have to apply for a CR1 visa when he is back to his country :)


Our (K1) Journey

01-17-2012: I 129F sent

01-24-2012: NOA1 date! => Vermont Service Centre

08-02-2012: NOA2 (195 days!!!)

09-24-2012: interview - Approved!

09-26-2012: visaarrow-10x10.png issued

09-28-2012: visa received by a registeredarrow-10x10.png post

11-01-2012: POE Dublin

11-17-2012: wedding

AOS Journey

11-23-2012: AOS package sent

11-27-2912: package received and signed for at the Chicago office

11-29-2012: case numbers assigned

12-03-2012: Biometrics letter sent to the old addressarrow-10x10.png (never received)

12-10-2012: NOA1 hardcopy for I 765 and I 131

12-15-2012: NOA1 hardcopy for I 485

12-28-2012: biometrics (missed)

01-17-2013: newarrow-10x10.png biometric date

01-25-2013: EAD approval

01-30-2013: EAD production

01-31-2013: EAD mailed

02-02-2013: EAD received

My ROC Journey:

03-20-2015: I751 package sent

03-23-2015: NOA1

03-25-2015: check cashedarrow-10x10.png

07-31-2015: Biometrics ( Biometrics letter sent to the old address never received, missed it on 07/06 and had to have it rescheduled after many phone calls and service requests)

09-07-2015: Card in Production email.

09-09-2015: Card mailed

09-11-2015: Card delivered

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Yes you could marry him while he was here, Yes he would need to go home at the end of his stay and wait out the spousal visa.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Filed: Country: Egypt
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does this visa usually get accepted? Do you have an idea of how long it usually takes? a year or months? :) thanks for the reply

Yes you could marry him while he was here, Yes he would need to go home at the end of his stay and wait out the spousal visa.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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does this visa usually get accepted? Do you have an idea of how long it usually takes? a year or months? :) thanks for the reply

As long as you guys do all the forms and paper work and he passed the interview he would be approved. It can take 8-9 months sometimes a little longer depending on if they get put into AP which is extra processing.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Filed: Country: Egypt
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great thanks :)

As long as you guys do all the forms and paper work and he passed the interview he would be approved. It can take 8-9 months sometimes a little longer depending on if they get put into AP which is extra processing.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Whether the visa is accepted or denied depends entirely upon how you proceed with it. If you have a valid on-going relationship with strong ties to your fiance/husband, and can prove it through documentary evidence, then there is a very high chance that he will be granted the visa (provided to fill out all the forms/applications and provide all documentation correctly and accurately).

The CR-1 visa process, on average, takes anywhere between 8 to 10 months to complete. However, since your fiance is from Egypt, there is a high chance that after your case has been completed, he will be put through mandatory administrative processing for background/name checks. This can take anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 years, and cannot be expedited in any way.

Good luck.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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you will have to apply for a CR1 visa when he is back to his country :)

The US Citizen spouse does not apply for a CR-1 visa, the foreign spouse does, the USC spouse files the I-130 petition.


Our journey:

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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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My fiance might be getting a scholarship to a college in my state this summer for 2 months. He will find out in about a week. Im curious..would I be able to marry him in court even though he is not a citizen? Would he have to travel back to Egypt while i work on a visa for him to travel here permanently?

Did you already apply for a K-1 visa?

If not, then yes, you can marry him here. He must return to Egypt and you (USC) file a spouse visa. Egypt takes an average of 9 months to a year without a thorough AP. That said, AP may take months and it is almost a given for males in MENA countries.

Good luck!


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Egypt
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Congratulations on your fiance possibly getting a scholarship to a school close to you. I do have to ask, has your fiance all ready applied for a student visa? Does he know if has received the scholarship yet? Only reason why I ask, is because if you have all ready petitioned him/her to come over on a K1 visa, this will flag him/her if they were to file for a student visa. Also if they were to come over on a student visa, the uscis ask them to file at least 120 days before the actual time required for the schooling. Just like the fiance and spousal visas, the student visa applicants has to go through background checks and make sure they qualify to receive the visa.


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Receive Green Card in mail: 06/03/2010
Received SSN: 06/17/2010
Received NEW SS CARD: 07/20/2010
(to match GC!)
Got JOB!!: 09/27/2010
Got a better JOB!!: 11/20/2010

ROC Mailed: 02/16/2012
Check cashed: 02/24/2012
NOA received dated for: 02/22/2012
Biometrics dated:
04/18/2012
RFE:
10/23/2012
RFE Response Confirmed: 11/16/2012
Interview at Orlando office: 02/13/2013

2nd RFE!!: 10/03/13

2nd RFE Response: 10/09/2013

Update Biometrics: 10/13/2013 NEVER GOT 10 yr card!

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The US Citizen spouse does not apply for a CR-1 visa, the foreign spouse does, the USC spouse files the I-130 petition.

what I meant was, "they" not just her. when she reads the guide she will know what are the procedures... what does she petition for etc ;)


Our (K1) Journey

01-17-2012: I 129F sent

01-24-2012: NOA1 date! => Vermont Service Centre

08-02-2012: NOA2 (195 days!!!)

09-24-2012: interview - Approved!

09-26-2012: visaarrow-10x10.png issued

09-28-2012: visa received by a registeredarrow-10x10.png post

11-01-2012: POE Dublin

11-17-2012: wedding

AOS Journey

11-23-2012: AOS package sent

11-27-2912: package received and signed for at the Chicago office

11-29-2012: case numbers assigned

12-03-2012: Biometrics letter sent to the old addressarrow-10x10.png (never received)

12-10-2012: NOA1 hardcopy for I 765 and I 131

12-15-2012: NOA1 hardcopy for I 485

12-28-2012: biometrics (missed)

01-17-2013: newarrow-10x10.png biometric date

01-25-2013: EAD approval

01-30-2013: EAD production

01-31-2013: EAD mailed

02-02-2013: EAD received

My ROC Journey:

03-20-2015: I751 package sent

03-23-2015: NOA1

03-25-2015: check cashedarrow-10x10.png

07-31-2015: Biometrics ( Biometrics letter sent to the old address never received, missed it on 07/06 and had to have it rescheduled after many phone calls and service requests)

09-07-2015: Card in Production email.

09-09-2015: Card mailed

09-11-2015: Card delivered

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